Friday, November 28, 2014

Let the Fun Begin!

A Lucy & Sweetie Pie Christmas
5x7 Watercolor on Strathmore 140#
©BEDeuel Bronson Hill Arts 2014

The leftovers are in the refrigerators & care packages are dispersed among the family members. The cats are exhausted from all the activity this past week, between preparing the house & meal and all the people here to enjoy said meal! Thanksgiving was a quiet & fun day full of love and grace, too. We had a tremendous amount for which to be happy this year.

A lot of people are working today. Too many people are shopping for the "deals". Some of us are just trying to get our gears moving to carry us through the next few weeks. 

Yes, the latter would be me!

I've been off the grid the last few weeks for a few reasons. With something of routine again rising on the horizon, hopefully I'll be back fairly regularly. And, very much looking forward to all the beautiful holiday goodies being created.

I was fortunate enough to actually receive a couple of commissions for personalized pet portraits and have completed the one posted at the top of the page, A Lucy & Sweetie Pie Christmas

It was commissioned as a tribute from Stephanie of Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry Designs to a couple of her fur babies. Sadly, she & her family lost Sweetie Pie, the kitty, this past year after a few years of his battling cancer. She will be using them as her seasonal cards, obviously. But I am very grateful for the opportunity to design this special tribute for her and her family, human and furry.

The next one in the works is for a friend looking for a Christmas gift for a friend of hers. I'll keep you posted on that one, too.

What are you planning to create this season? Anything special for holiday gifts? Commissioned or for friends and/or family? I'd love to hear from you!

Stop on by our Etsy page to see the listings for the Pet Portraits. We'll be running a special for Cyber Monday, as well as continuing our donation program with the Note Cards & Digital Pet Portraits.

Meanwhile, Baby & Buddy are setting the example of how to spend the rest of the weekend!


  1. Your pet portrait is wonderful! Valerie

  2. Very nice artwork. I love this time of year!

  3. Love your new painting.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

  4. I love love love your painting! It will make beautiful's so endearing and sweet!! Such a lovely tribute to fur babies. I did the tiny piano on my blog for charity and now I am revamping an old wood event calendar for my daughter! I created some silly quirky Christmas cards digitally too!! Thanks for asking!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Wow! You've been busy, Giggles! Snuck a peek at your tiny piano & it is incredibly darling! Thank you for sharing your heart with us. Will be watching for your seasonal projects!

  6. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I'm very happy with the results. It did take a few tries to get it where it needed to be! Will be blog crawling soon to catch up with all of you again!


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